Arrow Rock Historic District

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Arrow Rock
Houston Tavern, Arrow Rock State Park, Arrow Rock (Saline County, Missouri).jpg
Houston Tavern in 1940
Arrow Rock Historic District is located in Missouri
Arrow Rock Historic District
Location Arrow Rock, Missouri
Coordinates 39°4′0″N 92°56′41″W / 39.06667°N 92.94472°W / 39.06667; -92.94472Coordinates: 39°4′0″N 92°56′41″W / 39.06667°N 92.94472°W / 39.06667; -92.94472
Area 260 acres (1.1 km2)[1]
Built 1817
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000422
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHLD May 23, 1963[3]

Arrow Rock Historic District, or Arrow Rock, is a historic district in Arrow Rock, Missouri that was designated a National Historic Landmark. It includes a number of structures.

In 1963, the National Park Service's designation statement included:

The Missouri River crossing at Arrow Rock, noted by French cartographers (1723) and Lewis and Clark (1804), figured prominently in the very early trail-breaking expeditions that opened the West. In 1817 a permanent ferry was established at what was to become the starting point for the traders from Old Franklin and Boon's Lick who operated on the Santa Fe Trail.[3]

The 260-acre (1.1 km2) historic district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963.[3][1]


  1. ^ a b Stephen Lissandrello (September 8, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Arrow Rock" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 15 photos PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Arrow Rock". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 

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All of the following Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation is filed under Arrow Rock, Saline County, MO: